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World - Africa
5/19/2024 4:26:30 PM
The US troop withdrawal from Niger, at the demand of the West African nation's military rulers, has begun and will be over by September 15 "at the latest", a joint statement said Sunday.

World - Africa
5/14/2024 6:57:13 PM
Junta-led Niger cut military ties with the United States in March because it threatened sanctions, Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine said in a Washington Post interview published Tuesday.

World - Africa
4/27/2024 5:19:14 PM
The United States will withdraw some troops from Chad, the Pentagon has said, days after Washington agreed to move forces out of neighboring Niger.

World - Africa
4/13/2024 6:34:00 PM
Russian military trainers arrived this week in Niger to reinforce the country’s air defenses as the west African nation pulls away from close cooperation with the United States in counterterrorism efforts, turning instead to Russia for security.

World - Africa
3/25/2024 8:13:21 PM
Anti-establishment candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye was set Monday to become the youngest president in Senegal's history after his rival conceded the race, triggering a political earthquake in the West African nation.

World - Africa
3/24/2024 5:44:31 PM
At least 137 of nearly 300 Nigerian children abducted more than two weeks ago from their school in the northwestern state of Kaduna were released on Sunday, the West African nation’s military said.

World - Africa
3/21/2024 11:29:23 AM
Senegal votes Sunday in a tightly contested presidential election that has fired up political tensions and tested one of West Africa’s most stable democracies.

World - Africa
2/25/2024 9:39:15 PM
West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS said Sunday it was easing sanctions imposed on Guinea and Mali, a day after announcing a similar decision for Niger, another country under military rule.

World - Africa
2/24/2024 7:47:48 PM
West Africa’s regional bloc known as ECOWAS said Saturday that it is lifting travel and economic sanctions imposed on Niger that were aimed at reversing last year's coup in the country in a new push for dialogue as it also renewed calls on three junta-led nations to rescind their decision to quit the regional bloc.

World - Africa
2/24/2024 3:34:00 PM
Worried West African leaders were set to meet on Saturday for talks on coup-hit Niger and a string of crises that have rocked the region.

Business - Economy
2/18/2024 6:38:38 PM
Nigerians are facing one of the West African nation’s worst economic crises in years triggered by surging inflation, the result of monetary policies that have pushed the currency to an all-time low against the dollar. The situation has provoked anger and protests across the country.

World - Africa
2/6/2024 2:01:13 PM
Senegalese lawmakers voted late Monday to delay this month's presidential election until December, an unprecedented move that has sparked international concern over a country normally seen as a beacon of stability in West Africa.

World - Africa
1/28/2024 6:17:40 PM
The military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger announced Sunday their immediate withdrawal from the West African bloc ECOWAS, saying it has become a threat to member states.

World - Africa
1/22/2024 3:29:10 PM
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday the United States was committed to deeper relations with Africa despite global crises as he opened a trip in the shadow of coups and the rising influence of Russia and China on the continent.

World - Africa
12/27/2023 1:27:09 PM
Gunmen attacked remote villages over the weekend in north-central Nigeria’s Plateau state, killing at least 140 people, officials and survivors said Tuesday, the latest case this year of such mass killings blamed on the farmer-herder crisis in the West African nation.

World - Africa
12/15/2023 4:48:27 PM
Niger's ousted president Mohamed Bazoum, who has been held in detention since a July 26 coup, must be freed immediately, the court of the West African bloc, ECOWAS, ordered on Friday.

World - Africa
12/10/2023 10:38:10 PM
West African leaders on Sunday kept sanctions imposed on Niger after a July military coup and demanded progress towards a short transition to civilian rule before easing the measures.

World - Africa
12/4/2023 3:25:01 PM
The president of Guinea-Bissau issued a decree on Monday dissolving the parliament after an attempted coup in the West African nation.

World - Africa
10/1/2023 10:26:16 AM
Tuareg-dominated separatist groups said on Saturday that they had inflicted heavy losses on the Malian military in an attack in the centre of the troubled West African country.

World - Africa
9/27/2023 1:47:57 PM
France's ambassador to Niger left the capital Niamey early Wednesday, after weeks of tensions between Paris and the post-coup regime in the West African country who demanded his expulsion.

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